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Vandersteen Kento Carbon

Vandersteen Kento Carbon

Regular price $ 44,500.00
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Vandersteen Kento Carbon Speakers

The Kento Carbon represents a ground up re-thinking by Richard and Nathan Vandersteen. The answer came in a totally new design at the historic Model 5 price point. This speaker brings together the Model 5A carbon tweeter and the patented Carbon/Balsa core midrange from the Model Seven MkII, the Mid-Bass from the Quatro CT with the all new built-for-Vandersteen side firing pistonic opposing 9" powered bass drivers. The result is a level of adjustability unlike any other speaker. Available uniquely in both wood veneer and painted finishes.

Vandersteen Audio is very proud to premiere the Kento Carbon, the newest Vandersteen loudspeaker. The previous model at this price level, the Model 5, represented the first Vandersteen speaker with an adjustable powered subwoofer built into the full range enclosure to pursue the ideal time and phase alignment of all drivers. The original Model 5 had been in constant production for over twenty years, where it was firmly ensconced as a Stereophile Class A Recommendations, and was a perennial TAS Editor's Choice and winning universal praise from reviewers and consumers around the world. All of which is testament to the fact that it’s a tough speaker to improve upon! However, Richard and Nathan Vandersteen, the architects of this ambitious project, found that using side-firing 9-inch drivers allowed for further bass and mid-bass integration adjustment in any space. This breakthrough along with the existing carbon tweeter and newly combined with the patented Model Seven midrange yields results never seen at this price point. Early measurements and listening show this speaker’s performance will be a good part of the Model Seven MkII and a significant step forward with it’s new proprietary technological features.

Tweeter 1” Exclusive Aerodynamic Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling
Midrange 4.5” Patented Perfect Piston Midrange with 3-Layer Carbon Fiber/Balsa/Carbon Fiber Cone, Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket with Neo-Magnet Assembly and Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling
Mid-Woofer 6.5” Woven-Fiber Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring
Subwoofer(s) (2) 9" Aluminum Drivers with Long-Throw Motor Assemblies
Phase Positive
Subwoofer Amplifier 400-Watt Class B High-Current Amplifier with Fully Regulated Switching Power Supply
Recommended Amplification 40-200 Watts Into 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 23 Hz – 40kHz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity 87 dB, 1 meter/2.83 volt input
Impedance 8 ohms +/- 3 ohms
Crossovers First order/6dB per octave, 200Hz, 900Hz, 5kHz
Input Terminals Barrier strips, 7/16" max width
Dimensions (WHD) 12” x 47” x 19”
Weight 170 lbs. Ea. Net / 200 Shipping Gross
Country of Manufacture Made in the USA

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